I just binge-watched this yesterday and it's awesome! In terms of pure camp it's somewhere between Hercules & Xena and Adam West Batman. Henry Cavill does the patented HBO mumbled whisper (where you have to turn the volume way up or use subtitles just to understand what he's saying), but he looks like he's trying very hard not to laugh, like he realizes what a shitty acting style it is. But judging how my girlfriend says "Yeah Baby!" every time Witcher Man (as she calls him) opens his shirt, I guess it doesn't really matter how he delivers his lines. Still, I figured having him in some sort of heavy metal Chippendale's outfit was meant as a kind of antidote to the non-stop boobage in Game of Thrones and either way was pretty funny.
But not nearly as funny as the aspiring wizard being name is Yennifer. What's so funny about that, you ask? My GF's name is Jennifer, but one of the ladies I work with is from South America and when the met, called her "Yennifer" (and still does). Well, she didn't appreciate her namesake being a power-crazy hunchback with a permanently busted jaw -and even less when I couldn't stop laughing. Then she transformed into this drop-dead gorgeous creature and it was MY turn to salivate.
For a moment I thought it was two different actresses. Well done! Did I mention Yennifer is hot as hell? So much so that during the hot tub scene MY "Yennifer" offered to pause Netflix so I could take a cold shower that she thought I might need, and not miss anything. How considerate of her!
Anyway, I was able to keep up with the time shifts by keeping in mind that the chubby blond kid in one thread is the old king in the other.
The creatures, like everything else, were goofy but in a good sort of way. The hedgehog knight and the faun left me in stitches because I kept thinking of Narnia where Reepicheep the Mouse is a great fencer and Mr Tumnus is a friendly faun, and the idea of a giant hedgehog wanting to marry a princess and the faun stealing to support elves was about the most bizarre thing I'd seen since Italian Spider-Man.
All in all, this is a fun, campy and very entertaining series. I can't wait for the next season!